Grateful Dead Live at Meadowlands Arena on 1987-04-07
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Source: FM-SBD(WNEW)>C>CDR>WAV>SHN. Transfer to CDR via jabuzz420. SHN encoding via neo_levo.
- East Rutherford, NJ
- Meadowlands Arena
Subject: High energy , noisy NY crowd
Nothing too deep or trippy here, just a straight out good time show.
3 1/2 stars.
Subject: buyer beware
Subject: the dew of all time
Subject: Do the Dew
Subject: No question in anyone's mind, which of the two nights is a better show?
Lesh's spot-on bass adds some meat behind this above-average "Touch." Put on your dancin' shoes as we now reside in "Minglewood." A solid, longer than average version. "FOTD" is well-tole but nothing overly dramatic. Hey, thanks Bobby, this is a radio broadcast :) "BIODTL" is standard, and so is "Stagger," but they're both a pleasure to listen to. "Mama"'s got Jerry doin' his country plucking for us. "River" flows as the bird normally flies. "West LA"'s solid as well. "Hell" is a funny story because Bobby dislikes how it starts and it takes the bad about 45 seconds of garage fuzzback to straighten itself out. Both "Hell" and "Ease" flow joyously play out my speakers.
2nd Set: Didn't they just play "Box" Saturday night? This version is well-intentioned but blah. The fun picks up with a short but sloshy "Miracle." Of course we Should segue right into an, honestly, average "Bertha." "Ship of Fools" is patiently conveyed, but kinda a snoozer. "Man Smart" is decent, nothing more as we careen into "Drums/Space." "Space" marches more than usual, and the whole sequence, despite almost falling into the "Wharf" but pulls out. A few minutes later they get greedy with "Gimme" that's halfwaqy decent. Another "Morning," (like 'Box' from Saturday) but this one percolates and allows its lava to be sprung forth. Bobby, thank you for softly growling...(live broadcast and all) "Throwing" is well done, but not as strong as 4/3. Perhaps a 'Lovelight' would have a greater shining star...as it is "NFA" is better than 4/3. It's slinkier and more communal.
We encore with "Quinn" which will surely provide the concert-goers with a line they'll repeat all the way back home.
Way better than 4/6/87 This is like a 3 1/2 and that night was a 2 1/2. Is it transcendent and worthy of 4 stars, not quite...
Subject: My first show! Great memories
Subject: What do "yuse" want me to do...?
This is the kinda show that reminds one that the Dead got their start as a "party" band. It was just a fun show...not the kind of thing that sends chills down your spine (we've all had those nights), even though the Dew is very good...but really hot playing throughout, super high energy and rocking tune selection...great.
I've said it before...I've always thought that '87 is vintage.
Good sound, not great...but sufficient to get the idea across for this type of night.
Subject: monster first set
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